News & Updates

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 . . . . .

A new publication has been put out by Doug Mackey (Past Forward Heritage Limited) ... The Kiosk Story: The Saga of Life, Logging & Lumbering In & Around Northwest Algonquin Park (112 pages / 8.5" x 11" / Over 200 photographs).

"The Kiosk Story looks at the history of the Northwest corner of Algonquin Park and surrounding area. From the early Native activity of Chief Amable du Fond and his descendents to the current activity as an Access Point, it has been a dramatic tale of growth and loss, Native presence, lumber entrepreneurs, the railway, tourism and changes in Park philosophy."

There's also a special edition available that includes video on DVD ... a collection of films of the mill, woods operation and the town .. finishing with spectacular shots of the fire in 1973.

Saturday, October 13th, 2007 . . . . .

"Coach-K" originally posted this, his first trip-log, on this website's forum. Coach-K's Opeongo to McManus Trip describes his seven-day canoe trip .. through Dickson and Lavielle, and down the Crow and Petawawa Rivers.

"... a rather large creature (definitely a bear) decided to come in for a closer look. Although we did not see the bear I know the sounds of the woods pretty well, and both George and I agreed this was a bear. When we talked it stopped moving. When we stopped talking it started moving. This went on for about 5 minutes until it finally moved on."

Sunday, October 7th, 2007 . . . . .

Chris Lawson has uploaded an Algonquin trip-log to his website Kiosk-Mouse-Maple September 28-30, 2007 out of the Kiosk access point, looping through Waterclear, Mouse, Erables and Maple Lakes. The trip-log includes narrative, photos and even GPX data.

"Iím soaked. But other than that, things are good. And bugs. There are bugs here. Ones that bite. These tiny no-seeums that go after my hands, almost exclusively. They also seem to like my (yellow) rain suit. Whatís that about? Never wear a yellow rainsuit anywhere with bugs."

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 . . . . .

My apologies also to Phil Kenney, for not having a link to his unique Kermit Wilderness Adventures website in the Resources/Links section of Algonquin Adventures. Phil and I had quite the interesting chat at the Booth Lake get-together earlier this month. Phil's website has some Algonquin Park Trip Reports as well as a detailed Food Planning section.

"About 15 years ago our founder rescued Kermit from a neighbor's trashcan. Since then, Kermit and his friends have been riding along on many wilderness excursions."

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 . . . . .

My sincere apologies to Dave Harman, whose photo-intensive website has until now been omitted from Algonquin Adventures' links. I was pleased to meet-up with Dave and his wife Amy at the Booth Lake get-together earlier this month.

Checkout the Canoe Trips section of Dave's Web Page, currently containing photo records of eleven (11) of Dave's trips into Algonquin .. some solo, some with his wife Amy and some along with other Algonquin Adventures readers.

Sunday, September 16th, 2007 . . . . .

Another family trip from "Steve From Ottawa". Steve, his wife and their two children headed out from Opeongo Lake, through Dickson Lake and onto Lake Lavieille. This trip-log was also originally posted on the forum. Check out their Lake Lavieille Trip 2006.

".. suddenly the wind picked up and blew like nothing we had experienced before. The whine and roar of the wind sounded like a tornado, and I thought for sure the tent would collapse. It blew over pretty quickly and the boys slept through the whole thing. Later, two wardens explained a tornado had gone through Barry's Bay. We felt fortunate to have emerged unscathed."

Friday, August 21st, 2007 . . . . .

"Steve From Ottawa", along with his wife and their two children had a super trip from Opeongo to Hogan Lake. Originally posted on the forum, this trip-log has now become a permanent addition to the website. Check out their Hogan Lake Trip 2007.

"We were tired and worn out when the trail grade took a turn for the better and started heading downhill. We sensed we were near the end and then we saw the flash of blue between the trees. The breeze had also picked up and we knew were were home. We ran down the hill with everone letting out a loud "yippee!!" 3.5 hours end to end - not bad. The dark blue waters of Hogan Lake beckoned ..."

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 . . . . .

William Cuff's solo canoe trip to Greenleaf Lake makes for good reading and photos. Despite it being hot, dry and windy .. William had a good time of it! So, click on over to Visit to Greenleaf Lake 2007 and check it out!

"I spent most of this day exploring the cliffs and rock formations on the lake. After some napping and eating, I decided to jump off the rock at my campsite. I could see that there was no danger of landing on rocks because the water was so clear. However, it still took me a few minutes to conquer my fear of the lake monster lurking underneath the drop-off. I guess I have a vivid imagination ..."

Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)